Happy New Year 2013!

Here we are again, at the end of another year, at the door of a new one.


Inspired and Inspiring

Housewife Down Under has honored me with the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.  Thank you.


Boxing Day

Christmas was nice. My sister-out-law Eva is a holiday enthusiast, thank goodness.


On the Eve of Christmas

This year Christmas feels like it’s something happening somewhere else.


On the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

On the morning of December 14, Adam Lanza, 20, killed his mother in their Newtown, Connecticut home. Then he drove to Sandy Hook Elementary School … Read the rest


Scenes from the Suzuki Night Market

In my post last week on the Big Design  Market, I mentioned that there are markets galore in Melbourne. I do not get tired of … Read the rest


Dear Santa

Dear Santa, It’s been a while since I wrote you a letter, but I’ve moved and wanted to make sure you know that I’m not … Read the rest


My Top Search Engine Terms

Earlier this week Google released its Zeitgeist 2012. This is Google’s year-end wrap up in which the company shares with us what the world has … Read the rest


Scenes from the Big Design Market

There are markets galore in Melbourne. In Miami, a farmer’s market is something of a novelty. In Melbourne, markets are just life.


Five of the Best Restaurants Down Under

This article was provided by The Expat Hub, the number one online stop for expatriates looking for advice, support and information.


Solo: This Woman’s Drink

Now that summer has hit Australia, there’s nothing I enjoy more on a hot day than an icy lemonade. If you go to an Australian restaurant … Read the rest


Will the Australian Dollar Weaken in 2013?

One of my common complaints about expat life in Australia, and you may hear this a lot from other Americans down under, is how expensive … Read the rest